Axus lime roller sleeves and Axus
In an article Mini rollers that rock, the Axus lime sleeves were one of several reliable products in the quiver of Martin Guest. They engender superlatives in terms of finish and paint pick up. There has been a lot of contrasting opinion written about the Axus lime sleeves, though.
About Axus Decor, who listen to their customers!
Axus Decor are a well established company and have been running a decorators merchant in North West London since 1974. Their success has been built by listening to opinions of the professionals about various products, and getting a new range into the trade’s hands, and listening again.
Providing decorators with what they want is no easy task! Axus have had a few resounding successes and are continually testing for a few more.
Their best known line is Olfa knives which are a favourite on Traditional Painter. Olfa are TP recommended products and they have a landing page where you can read about their latest products. (There is a new sharper / stay sharper blade being tested April 2015.)
The Axus wallpapering shears are well respected and they stay sharp to the last cut!
Axus Painters trousers
If you want painters to get tetchy, ask them to talk about their workwear. The Axus painters trousers cut a line straight through a lot of talk, coming in at a good price, a good cut, and they have even adapted the pockets after feedback. https://traditionalpainter.com/dont-buy-pair-axus-painters-trousers-buy-2-pairs
And the Axus lime sleeves…
There is always an opinion about the colour, the flock, the flawless and reliable application of oil and water based paint… on the other side, some can never get a fluff free finish despite pre-cleaning, washing drying and wiping with masking tape.
From the feedback on the site and forum, I see no pattern beyond, it seems to be down to batches and quality control whether the sleeve performs or not.
There are far too many positive reviews to just dismiss them out of hand, but after a bad experience defluffing your woodwork, and paying out £11 a box, you can understand professionals being annoyed at them not performing reliably.
To cover yourself, I would always test a new sleeve out in paint on a piece of lining paper, just in case. And if they shed, nothing spoilt and they can be returned. That is fair. Or if you are happy to forego the flock benefits (lots of paint capacity and lovely lay off) , a high density foam sleeve will never shed, but will be harder work – like rolling is hard work!!
How have you found the lime sleeves? Have you tried any other Axus kit?
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